Definition of 'portentous'
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All those successes in the early part of his career seemed portentous. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She was inclined to think that the thing sounded more portentous than amusing. Emily Fox-Seton (1901)And yet the imminent launch of Destiny feels almost as portentous as its name. The Sun (2014)MasterChef's use of deeply portentous music in the background only adds to this. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Instead of sounding profound and portentous, there was an edge of pomposity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Now I write it down the scene does seem awfully portentous. Times, Sunday Times (2006)While the bold sweep of the band's ambition seemed impressive at the time, such portentous complexities now seem quaint and rather naive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Used Occasionally. portentous is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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